Archive for April, 2012

Happy Lucky Combo is even Happier!

Posted in Music with tags on April 27, 2012 by kozmicdogz

There is a new Happy Lucky Combo CD.
Now available at Crossroads for only $5.00!

Thanks to Richard H. over at Hills & Heights for letting us know.

New Art Building For VCU

Posted in Art with tags , on April 26, 2012 by kozmicdogz

VCU announces new Art Institute building for Broad and Belvidere.

“Today, VCU is unveiling the design for the three-story, 38,000-square-foot building, which will be built with private funds and is expected to open in 2015. Holl, whose work includes the Finnish Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, designed the project with Chris McVoy.

The institute will provide a venue for art in the broadest sense of the term, said Joseph H. Seipel, dean of VCU’s School of the Arts.

The building’s zinc exterior will have a pre-weathered patina that was selected to complement and contrast with surrounding brick structures, Holl said. It also will have clear and translucent glass walls to add transparency and bring in natural light.

In the center of the building will be a two-story “forum,” a flexible meeting area that connects to the ground-floor performance space and opens to the sculpture garden and café.

More from the RTD.

Need More Mummy?

Posted in Art with tags , on April 22, 2012 by kozmicdogz

There is another mummy exhibit in Richmond. The exhibit at the Lora Robins Gallery at the University of Richmond has been extended until November.

From the gallery website:

The University of Richmond Museums presents Ti-Ameny-Net: An Ancient Mummy, An Egyptian Woman, and Modern Science,on view from February 23 to June 29, 2012, in the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature. The exhibition celebrates the life of Ti-Ameny-Net, a woman who lived in Egypt in the 7th century BCE and whose mummy was donated to Richmond College in 1876 by Professor Jabez L. M. Curry. This exhibition features the mummy of Ti-Ameny-Net, her elaborately decorated wooden coffin, and a selection of Egyptian artifacts from the collections of the Stuart L. Wheeler Gallery of the Ancient World, Department of Classical Civilization, University of Richmond, and the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature, University of Richmond Museums.

Also on view are images and information based on modern scientific studies of the mummy conducted by University of Richmond undergraduate, Caroline Cobert, ’12, biology and classical civilization double major. The results of the studies are presented in the exhibition, along with some of the tools used in the scientific analyses and the three-dimensional CT (computerized tomography) images from Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. Also displayed is a comparison of the x-rays of Ti-Ameny-Net from the 1970s and from 2009, to demonstrate how the contribution of recent modern medicine has enhanced the study of the ancient dead.

There is a nice time-line describing the history of how Ti-Ameny-Net came to be in Richmond and what has happened to her since 1876.  Well worth the trip to this not so well known gallery at UR.

Summer Hours for the Lora Robins Gallery are Tues – Fri 1 to 5pm

Photos of the exhibit.

Record Store Day!

Posted in Film, Music with tags , , on April 20, 2012 by kozmicdogz

Below is Plan 9’s schedule for April 21st at their Cary Street and Charlottesville locations. Record Store Day as well as Small Business Day.  Support your local record store.

Speaking of record stores we saw “Sound It Out” last weekend a great independent film by Jeanie Finlay. A documentary about the last record store and its’ customers in Teeside, UK. A moving and funny film. Thanks to Mary and Robert for loaning it to us. Although it has taken us 6 months to finally watch it. For more info on “Sound It Out” click here!

A link to Saint Saviour, one of the performers who plays in the record store in the documentary.

Shop local and shop often!

Currently Experiencing Problems!

Posted in Uncategorized on April 18, 2012 by kozmicdogz

Only Two Days Left!

Posted in Film with tags on April 17, 2012 by kozmicdogz

Only two days left of the 2012 James River Film Festival put on by the James River Film Society.

Tuesday 7:00 VCU Grace Street Theater Free – VCUarts Cinematheque: “You All Are Captains

Tuesday 8:00 $3 Gallery 5 – “The Occupied Moment

Wednesday 7:00 $5 VCU Grace Street Theater – “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadassss Song

Wednesday 9pm Free VCU Grace Street Theater – “Hold Still, Keep Moving: VCUarts Student Filmmakers

RVA Street Art Festival on Flickr!

Posted in Art, Richmond with tags on April 13, 2012 by kozmicdogz

Here are some photos of the 2012 Richmond Street Art Festival.  Flickr photos by Richmond photographer Richard Hayes.

Thanks to Shockoe News!

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